Shudipto Dishari

Contact Information:

OTHM 214
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-7537

Personal Links:

Nanomaterials Group

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: National University of Singapore
  • B. S. Chemical Engineering: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Current Job Openings

We have multiple, open Ph.D. positions right now. Motivated, prospective graduate students are welcome to contact. Oligomer/polymer synthesis and/or electrochemistry experiences are highly desired.

If you are looking for a post-doc position and have specific expertise in electrochemistry and/or ionomer synthesis, feel free to contact (email:

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • polymers and nanomaterials
  • thin films and membranes
  • energy
  • antimicrobial materials
  • chemobiorecognition
  • bioseparation

Courses Taught

  • CHME 323/823: Thermodynamics II
  • CHME 496/896-002: Functional Polymeric Nanomaterials and Applications
  • CHME 482/882: Polymers

About Shudipto Dishari

Dr. Shudipto Konika Dishari joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UNL (2016- ). Dishari has been a post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering (PI: Andrew Zydney) and materials science and engineering (PI: Michael Hickner) at the Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Dishari's research focuses on designing synthetic and bioderived ion-conducting and light-harvesting polymers. Dishari explores the fascinating nanoscale phenomena within polymeric thin films and membranes. Her work targets to impact energy conversion and storage devices, chemobiosensing, and biotechnology applications. For pursuing research on innovative polymer design and understanding of material interfaces, Dishari received prestigious awards, like, DOE Early CAREER Award (2019), NSF CAREER Award (2018), Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014). In recognition of her research accomplishments, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise, Dishari received UNL's Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019) and Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020).

Dishari is an active organizer of symposiums and sessions in national meetings through platforms, like, American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Physical Society (APS), and North American Membrane Society (NAMS). Dishari is members of UNL's "Complete Engineering" initiative and "Diversity and Inclusion" Taskforce. Dishari is also a member of Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN)'s  "Education and Outreach Committee," and greatly involved in educating middle and high school students, including women, minorities, and first-generation college students. 

Honors and Awards

Emerging Innovator of the Year Award by NUTech Venture (2020)

Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award (2020)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019)

Harold & Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award (2019)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Excellence in Teaching (2018, 2019, 2020)

UNL College of Engineering Recognition for Research Excellence (2018, 2019, 2020)

NSF CAREER Award (2018)

Layman Award (2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017)

Baxter Young Investigator Award (2014)


Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) Competitive Grant (2020, 2021)

DOE Early CAREER Award (2019-2024)

NSF CAREER Award (2018-2023)

Layman Award (2018-2019)

NASA Nebraska Space Grant (2017-2018)

Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2017-2018)

Research Council Faculty Seed Grant (2017)